For most of today, Belize Coast Guard vessels were escorting a VIP from the Kingdom of Qatar in the Middle East. The sheikh arrived in his multimillion dollar luxury yacht, noted on the internet as being one of the largest in the world.

His name is Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber bin Muhammad Al Thani, and he is the former Prime Minister and Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Qatar. Internet reports say that he’s one of the richest men in his country. His 436 foot mega yacht, Al Mirqab was built in 2008, and is valued between 200 and 300 million US dollars. It has a crew of 60 and can accommodate up to 60 guests.

The vessel arrived this morning, where it first anchored just outside the English Caye Channel, the entrance of Belizean waters. Up to date coordinates on the internet at newstime showed it at anchor near Rendezvous Caye off the coast of the southern Belize District. It came from Cozumel – and the Qatari dignitary is said to be cruising the region.

Quatar, is the world’s richest country on a per capita basis.

Channel 7